Since its creation in 1990, the Prix de la justice award has been presented in recognition of the excellence and outstanding achievements of many different citizens who have worked to promote justice in Québec.
The list of award winners appears below:
Mtre. Jean-Pierre Ménard for his commitment to defending the rights of patients in the healthcare system and protecting vulnerable individuals, as well as for his actions to raise awareness of, promote and uphold the rights of citizens in the field of health
Mtre. Casper Bloom has played an outstanding role in promoting the rights of cultural and linguistic minorities in Québec and Canada. He has helped improve access to justice for the English-speaking community, in particular through his work to revise the English version of the Civil Code of Québec.
Édith Cloutier is recognized for her commitment to and leadership of Aboriginals living in urban environments. Through her dynamic and human approach, based on the identification of solutions, she contributes to an improved quality of life for Aboriginals, closer ties between peoples, and the fight against discrimination.
Louise Otis, a pioneer in the field of legal mediation, is known for her outstanding and unwavering commitment and devotion to the promotion of law and access to justice, and to the enhancement of Québec’s social outreach.
Judge Morton S. Minc stands as an inspiring model thanks to his commitment to the promotion of local justice based on social rehabilitation and respect for human dignity.
Hélène (Sioui) Trudel has helped promoted respect for fundamental rights and the values of equality and social justice for 30 years.
The Honorable René Dussault, O.C., O.Q., Ad. E. a retired Cour of Appeal judge, jurist and public administrator who devoted his career to promoting the values of social equality and civil justice.
Laurent McCutcheon a retired senior civil servant from Québec, who worked for many years to combat intolerance, discrimination, harassment and violence against sexual minorities.
André Laurin, a retired union leader and pioneer in the field of consumer rights protection in Québec.
Gilles Fournier, a retired engineer and the founder of DIRA-LAVAL and the Table régionale de concertation des aînés de Laval.
Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E. Chairman of the Marie-Vincent Foundation and the Centre d'expertise en agression sexuelle Marie-Vincent.
The Honorable Michel Proulx a senior member of the litigation practice group at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg.
Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu Chairman of the Murdered or Missing Persons' Families' Association (MMPFA).
Claudette Barthélémy-Asner, President of the Association montréalaise des gens d'affaires et des professionnels noirs.
Liliane Lamy Girouard founder of the Maison de la famille DVS in Québec.
Claude Masse a retired professor at the Faculty of Law, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM).
Judge Michael Sheehan a judge in the Civil Division of the Court of Québec and at the Human Rights Tribunal.
Madeleine Plamondon, President and Director of Consumer Assistance Services.
Lorraine Filion Director, Service d'expertise psychosociale et de médiation à la famille, serving the Superior Court of Montréal.
Marthe Vaillancourt, Director and founder, Centre d'aide aux victimes d'actes criminels (CAVAC) in Chicoutimi.
Arlène Gaudreault Chairperson, Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes.
Heidi Rathjen Director and co-founder, Coalition pour le contrôle des armes à feu.
Fo Niemi, General Director and co-founder, Centre de recherche-action sur les relations raciales (CRARR).
Jean-Yves Vachon Director, Droits de la personne sourde, Centre de la communauté sourde du Montréal métropolitain.
Judge Jean-Charles Coutu coordinating judge of the circuit court of the District of Abitibi.
Michèle Rouleau Québec Native Women's Association.
Diane Lemieux Coordinator, Regroupement québécois des centres d'aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuels (CALACS).